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Archive for January, 2018

Asian Style Valentine’s Meal

Asian style Valentine’s Meal


Salad Starter


1 baby gem lettuce, cut in half length ways

Cremezola cheese (Woolworths)

Nut and seed sprinkle (Woolworths)

Red Miso dressing  (Woolworths)

Basil pesto and mozzarella cheese pull apart spirals (Woolworths)



  1. Crumble the cremezola cheese over the lettuce halves
  2. Add the dressing, and garnish with nut sprinkle
  3. Heat the bread in the oven and serve immediately


Heartwarming Asian Beef Mains


½ litre water

2 stock sachets

1 teaspoon seasame oil

1 tablespoon soya sauce

3 ½ cm slices of ginger (not necessary to peel)

3 garlic cloves, peeled

½ teaspoon chilli, crushed



  1. Add all ingredient to a small pot and bring to the boil
  2. Reduce the temperate and simmer until the liquid has reduces by half


Dipping Sauce

½ teaspoon ginger, finely chopped

½ teaspoon garlic, finely chopped

½ teaspoon chilli, finely chopped

1 ½ tablespoons soya sauce



Mix all ingredients together and allow to marinade



150g edemame beans in shells

150g exotic mushrooms (Woolworths)

1 400g sirloin steak

1 packet Heat & Eat brown basmati rice with red and white quinoa (Woolworths)


Salt and pepper for seasoning



  1. Boil the edemame beans for 3 minutes, and de-shell
  2. Slice the shiitake and king oyster mushrooms, and dry fry all mushrooms for approximately 10 minutes until soft and tender. Add a little salt once cooked.
  3. Fry the steak in a hot pan with a little olive oil for 2 minutes on each side. Season afterwards with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Allow to rest and then slice thinly.
  4. Heat the rice in a microwave as per the instructions on the packet.



  1. Add spoonfuls of the rice to two bowls, creating a mound in the middle of the bowl
  2. Carefully spoon in the stock around the rice
  3. Add the mushrooms and edemame beans on top of the rice.
  4. Add the sliced steak on top, and garnish with the coriander.
  5. Add small droplets of the dipping sauce, and serve immediately.